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Braddock’s American Brasserie
As the Pittsburgh TasteBuds, we have tried to keep our wine exchange locations within the realm of the smaller BYOB restaurants in Pittsburgh so as to “help the little guy.” But if our last wine exchange is any indication, we are going to start to need to look for larger establishments that will allow us to bring our own wine in. In general, if a Pittsburgh restaurant has a liquor license, then BYOB is not permitted. Braddock’s American Brasserie is one of the few exceptions.
In the planning of the Christmas Wine Exchange this past month, Braddock’s was on the list of considered restaurants. It is a beautiful space located in the Renaissance Pittsburgh on Sixth street in cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh. The grandeur of walking into the hotel and looking at the ornate ceilings truly is breathtaking. We tasted the food at Braddock’s and the food was definitely up to TasteBud standards. The braised short-rib peirogis are a reason to go and have a drink and an appetizer alone. I challenge anyone out there to order the fish sandwich and finish it – it’s huge! Plus, they even offer a $5 burger called the “1791” which is served with an herbed mayo.
We take great pride in being able to offer to our group a consistent experience at our wine exchanges. They are our pride and joy and it is our pleasure to host them. Both Sausalido and Braddock’s put together great menu selections with different highlights in them. Even though Sausalido was selected for Christmas 2010, we hope that Braddock’s may be willing to continue to work with us for a future exchange.